Should Ecole lac des Bois Have a Mascot?

Let us know at a PAC meeting, Facebook or

Shas Ti Kelley Road Bear created by International Mascot Corporation

Ecole Lac des Bois Kindergarten Registration February 1, 2023

Message from principal Monique Engert:

“Online registration will begin on February 1, 2023. We will be accepting a total of 60 registrations again this year. Should we have more than 60 registrations, we will hold the lottery on February 8th at 4:00pm.

All registration documents must be received at the school by February 8th at 3:00pm to be included in the lottery.”

Link to register: Here

Back to School on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

First day back to school is Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Virtual PAC Meeting – Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm

The next virtual PAC general meeting will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

Everyone from the school community is welcome!

Microsoft Teams Virtual Link: Here

Draft Agenda Google Doc: Here

January 9th Virtual District 57 PAC Meeting to Focus on Parent Resources and Supports

All parents and guardians are welcome to the meeting which will attempt to provide information for parents and guardians on where to turn too if they have children struggling with issues like: mental health, complex behaviors, accessibility and inclusion challenges.

DPAC meetings are a great way to network with other parents as well as questions. The following information was received from DPAC on how to attend meeting:

Monthly Meeting
Our Monthly DPAC Meeting is Monday January 9 with a theme of Resources and Supports. We will have resources and presentations on many topics including:

  • Open Parachute
  • Family Smart
  • Variety – the Children’s Charity of British Columbia

Join us in-person at Van Bien Training Centre or online on MS Teams. Agenda and link will be posted on our website at”

New Hockey Helmets Bought By PAC, Awesome Volunteers and Community Minded Businesses

Classes are starting to get ready to enjoy the rink and it’s always good to have a few extra helmets in case someone doesn’t have one. Thanks to the financial support PAC receives from parents via our fundraisers we are able to ensure students are able to participate in fun activities like skating with their classmates by having these helmets on hand.

We also want to thank parents who donated helmets and to parent volunteers Kelley Prinz and Beth Chng for going through the skates!

A big thank you to Canadian Tire for giving a discount on these helmets!

And a big thank you to Sprague Skate Sharpening for being willing to help us with skate sharpening by picking them up at our school and offering a discount!

Thanks to the Westbowl Community Association and volunteer Erik Lang! The rink is ready for skaters!

Hello School Community!

The rink is ready although it is a bit bumpy in places. A big thank you to the Westbowl Community Association and their ice rink volunteer coordinator Eric Lang for organizing, maintaining and funding the equipment needed to make this a reality each year!

The rink will continue to be flooded in the evenings as more layers are needed and hopefully will stand up to the warmth next week. The city is supposed to come out today and check the lights out to see why they are not working in case you were planning a night skate. The button to turn on the lights is on the grey electrical transformer beside the outside of the fence.

Growing Smiles Holiday Plant PAC Fundraiser

Once again we are asking the school community to support the Growing Smiles Plant PAC Fundraiser. If your looking to freshen up your house this winter the order deadline is November 23rd with delivery at the school estimated to be December 7th. You can order online here! Thanks in advance for your support!

Virtual PAC Meeting October 8th at 6:00 pm

Please join us on October 8th for the next PAC meeting. One of the items that you may be interested in sharing your opinion on will be on future PAC investments at our school.

Meeting Link: Here

Minutes from Last Meeting:

Subway Hot Lunch Postponed to Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Order deadline is Tuesday, November 8th at midnight!

The first hot lunch of the year will take place on November 16, 2022

To order visit

Remember that each school year you have to register again as we don’t keep parents information for more than a year. More info on this below…

If you are available to volunteer between 11:30 and 12:30 please check off the box in HotLunches that you can volunteer or email:

Here is some helpful info sent out in the school October newsletter about Hot Lunches:

Hello Lac des Bois Parents!

We are thrilled to be offering hot lunches again this year! We are going to be serving hot lunches on the
second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

To order hot lunches, you will need to set up an account. If you have had an account in the past, don’t
bother digging out your old password, you will need to set up a brand-new account. Every summer we delete all the old user information as classes change, and due to privacy concerns, we actually do not want to hold onto the information.

However, we did save your account balances from last year. If you use the same email address as last year, your account balance will post to your new account.

1) To set up an account you need two pieces of information:
 You’ll need an email address. We do email information regarding hot lunches. If you’ve never had a hot
lunch account, choose an email that you monitor. If you were registered last year, use the email you
used last year. This is really important if you had a balance from the last school year.
 You’ll need to know your children’s teacher and division numbers

2) Go to the following internet address: and register for an account. Once you’ve registered, the menus open for orders are listed for each child you have in your
account. Another way to get to the hot lunch site is to navigate from the PAC website. You should also
check out the PAC website for other school related information. The website is:

3) Hot Lunch Rules to keep in mind:
 If you had an account last year, please reuse the same email address. This will post your account
balance from last year to your new account.
 We are no longer accepting cash, well we didn’t last year either. But we have changed from PayPal to
Bambora. The first benefit is that we can do mass refunds, for example when the school shuts down
unexpectedly and two hot lunches are cancelled. The second benefit is that the transaction fees are
lower. Yes, there were transaction fees with PayPal, but we included them in the food cost. This year,
you will see the transaction fees as a line item on your bill. This is far more accurate as you will be
charged based on your specific order. In the past we averaged the fee across the menu, which allows
for error.
 We do not accept late orders. The restaurants need the orders by a specific date.
 This year we are allowing changes to paid orders, but only prior to the order deadline. Now you can
adjust your order, just in case your child loved green peppers last week but won’t eat anything
touching a green pepper this week.
 You are responsible for knowing if a meal meets your child’s dietary restrictions. We offer details when
we know them (such as dairy free), but please confirm with the restaurant if the dietary needs are
severe. The PAC is not responsible for any food allergy incidences. We try to offer vegan and
vegetarian options on each menu.
 If you order a meal, but do not pay, you will get a reminder email the day before the order deadline. If
you wish to receive the meal, pay before the deadline. Unpaid orders are deleted after the deadline.
 Hot Lunches are optional, you do not have to participate
 If your child is not in attendance on the day of hot lunch, it will be kept in the PAC fridge for 24 hours.

There will be no refunds. You are responsible for picking up the lunch.

As always, if you have questions or concerns email us at